Episode S3 | E5

Alternative Energy Futures

Air Date: Jun 10, 2018

About this episode

So far, the debate about the future of energy seems locked in the past – a political and economic struggle between the fossil fuel industry and the renewables sector, especially solar power and wind power, which have already been offered as alternatives for decades. But what else may be out there, on the technological horizon, to give the world truly, new energy alternatives?

About the guests

Howard Herzog

Howard J. Herzog is a Senior Research Engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative. He received his undergraduate and graduate education in Chemical Engineering at MIT. Since 1989, he has been on the MIT research staff, where he works on sponsored research involving energy and the environment, with an emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. He...

Dr. Balakrishnan Nair

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Oscilla Power

Dr. Balakrishnan Nair, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Oscilla Power, has over a decade of experience developing cleantech-related materials, devices, and systems. As the founding CEO of EmiSense, he led development of a novel ceramic emissions sensor for diesel engines through the company’s acquisition by Coorstek in 2008. Previously,...

Dr. Jose Reyes

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, NuScale Power

Jose N. Reyes is the co-founder of NuScale Power and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor. He is an internationally recognized expert on passive safety system design, testing and operations for nuclear power plants. He has served as a United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical expert on passive...

Dr. Chris Case

Chief Technology Officer, Oxford Photovoltaics

Dr Chris Case joined Oxford PV in April 2014. Chris brings a strong track record of senior technology management to the business. Since 2009, he has been running his own consultancy providing high level strategic technology commercialization advice to global companies and small companies alike, including Voltaix Llc; recently acquired by Air...